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Why I use the Septuagint


A SMALL GLIMPSE INTO THE SEPTUAGINT HISTORY

The Septuagint version was in use for about three centuries before  the books of the New Testament were written, and was the bible of the Apostles and Jesus Himself. Also, we have the books of the Apocrypha which you will find in the Septuagint bible today which is to be used as all other scripture. Along with this, the Authorized version New Testament (King James as well as the NKJV bible) is superior to all modern translations of today. So, that's why I use the Septuagint bible.


So, here is a little background on the Septuagint. This is from the Preface and Introduction to the Septuagint itself written by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton in 1851:


"The Septuagint (from the Latin septuaginta, meaning "seventy," and frequently referred to by the roman numerals LXX) is the Greek translation of the Old Testament. The name derives from the tradition that it was made by seventy (or seventy-two) Jewish scholars at Alexandria, Egypt during the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus (285-247 B.C.). "The earliest version of the Old Testament Scriptures which is extant, or of which we possess any certain knowledge, is the translation executed at Alexandria in the third century before the Christian era.

"The Septuagint version having been current for about three centuries before the time when the books of the New Testament were written, it is not surprising that the Apostles should have used it more often than not in making citations from the Old Testament. They used it as an honestly made version in pretty general use at the time when they wrote. They did not on every occasion give an authoritative translation of each passage de nova [which means anew], but they used what was already familiar to the ears of converted Hellenists, when it was sufficiently accurate to suit the matter in hand. In fact, they used it as did their contemporary Jewish writers, Philo and Josephus, but not, however, with the blind implicitness of the former.

"The veneration with which the Jews had treated this version [the Septuagint] (as is shown in the case of Philo and Josephus) [because Philo and Josephus quoted the Septuagint], gave place to a very contrary feeling when they [the Jews] found how it could be used against them in argument: hence they decreed the version, and sought to deprive it of all authority. [Previous to this, it was the Word of God as they were concerned. But as soon as the early church started using it against them and pointing out the depravity of Judaism, they tried to discredit the Septuagint]. As the Gentile Christians were generally unacquainted with Hebrew, they were unable to meet the Jews on the ground which they now took; and as the Gentile Christians…fully embraced…its authority and inspiration, they necessarily regarded the denial on the part of the Jews of its accuracy, as little less than blasphemy, and as proof of their blindness."

The Jews upheld the Septuagint very strongly for the first 300 years as the Word of God, but when the Christians took a hold of it, then the Jews rejected it. Then the Jews started rewriting the Septuagint in the 2nd and 3rd centuries to suit their purposes. They were "Making the word of God of none effect through [their] tradition " (Mark 7:13).


GETTING DOWN TO THE SCRIPTURES


Isaiah 14:12   
How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, who rose up in the morning! He who sends for all the nations is crushed to the earth.
In this passage of Isaiah, we have a description of Satan who is here referred to as “Lucifer” (light bearer) in the Septuagint as well as by some other versions of the bible. However, there are those versions that make it confusing by calling him "morning star," a word used for Jesus Christ in the New Testament, or even "Day Star," a word that's also used in the New Testament and says: "We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (2 Peter 1:19 KJV). Some other versions that read as the Septuagint are the KJV, the 1599 Geneva, NKJV, WEB, and DBY. The HNV uses the Hebrew word itself (heylel) and the YLT says “shining one.


  • Shining morning star, how you have fallen from the heavens! You destroyer of nations, you have been cut down to the ground.(HCSB)
  • "How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! (ESV)
  • "How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! (NASB)
  • How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! (NIV)
  • "How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning! You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world. (NLT)


Zechariah 13:6-7 
And I will say to him, ‘What are these wounds in the middle of your hands?’ And he will say, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my beloved.’ “O sword, raise up against My shepherds, and against My fellow-man,” says the Lord Almighty. “Smite the shepherds and draw out the sheep, and I shall bring My hand against the shepherds.
Here in Zechariah 13:6-7 we have a prophecy concerning our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In verse 7 we have the prophecy of what would take place on the night of His betrayal concerning Him and His disciples (see Matthew 26:31). Also, before this in verse six, we read of One that would receive wounds upon him and by whom He would acquire them. In the literal Hebrew, it says that He would receive these wounds in His “hands” at the house of his friends (see Psalms 22:16 and Luke 24:39). I as well as (1)others, believe this is talking about our Lord Jesus who was crucified for our sins, having his hands nailed to the cross. However, from what we can see from the majority of the more popular versions quoted below, this Hebrew word for hands is being change into words such as arms, back or chest. So my question is, isn’t there in the Hebrew language literal words for these (2)other choices used? Of course there is. So wouldn’t it make sense if God wanted any of these other words to be used, He would have had Zechariah use their literal words themselves? God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). It is also worth noting, that the NASV has in its footnotes that the Hebrew is literally “hands.” So why didn’t they use it? Some other versions that also use the literal translation “hands” are the KJV, 1599 Geneva, the original NKJV (1982 edition), Webster's, Darby, Young's, MKJV, and UKJV.
                                                                                                   

  • And one will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will answer, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.' "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, Against the Man who is My Companion," Says the LORD of hosts. "Strike the Shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered; Then I will turn My hand against the little ones. (NKJV updated version, however the Older versions say “Hands”                                                  
  • "And one will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will say, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.' "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate," Declares the LORD of hosts. "Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones. (NASB)
  • If someone asks, 'What are these wounds on your body?' they will answer, 'The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.' "Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones. (NIV)
  • And if one asks him, 'What are these wounds on your back?' he will say, 'The wounds I received in the house of my friends.' "Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me," declares the LORD of hosts. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones. (ESV)
  • If someone asks him: What are these wounds on your chest? -- then he will answer: I received the wounds in the house of my friends.  Sword, awake against My shepherd, against the man who is My associate -- this is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will also turn My hand against the little ones.  (HCSB)


Reference notes:


  1. (a)Matthew Henry Commentary - Christ was wounded in his hands, when they were nailed to the cross, and, after his resurrection, he had the marks of these wounds; and here he tells how he came by them; he received them as a false prophet, for the chief priests called him a deceiver, and upon that account would have him crucified; but he received them in the house of his friends-the Jews, who should have been his friends; for he came to his own, and, though they were his bitter enemies, yet he was pleased to call them his friends, as he did Judas (Friend, wherefore hast thou come?) …..Of the sufferings of Christ, of him who was to be pierced, and was to be the fountain opened. Awake, O sword! against my Shepherd, v. 7. These are the words of God the Father, giving order and commission to the sword of his justice to awake against his Son, when he had voluntarily made his soul an offering for sin; for it pleased the Lord to bruise him and put him to grief; and he was stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted, Isa. 53:4, 10. (b)Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary -  perfects the type of Messiah, condemned as a false prophet, and pierced with "wounds between His hands." Thus the transition to the direct prophecy of Him ( Zec 13:7 ) is natural, which it would not be if He were not indirectly and in type alluded to…..The Holy Spirit in Zechariah alludes indirectly to Messiah, the Antitype, wounded by those whom He came to befriend, who ought to have been His "friends," who were His kinsmen.
  2. (a) The Hebrew for arm - zer-o'-ah  the arm (as stretched out), or (of animals) the foreleg; figuratively, force (b) The Hebrew for Back - gav; another form for H1460; the back:—back. (c)The Hebrew for breast (chest) - khad-ee'; (Aramaic) corresponding to H2373; a breast:—breast.


John 1:18 
No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1:18)
John here in this passage is telling us that it is the Son (Jesus) who is in the bosom of the Father and this makes perfect sense. Even though He is God in the flesh, when referring to His relationship with the Father, He is the Son. We can see that this true from other passages such as John 3:16, 3:35 and others as well. Some other more modern versions however make this passage in John 1:18 confusing by substituting the word Son for the word God. No doubt Jesus is God. But as said before, when it comes to His relationship with the Father, He is the Son. Other bible versions that have the word “Son” are the 1599 Geneva, Webster, NKJV, HCSB, NIV, ASV, RSV, HNV, UKJV, and MKJV). Version that don't use the word “Son” are listed below.


  • No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known. (ESV)
  • No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. (NASB)


John 3:13 
"No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. (John 3:13)
The bible says concerning Jesus in Matthew's Gospel that they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. We also know from scripture that God is Omnipresent (Psalms 138). Jesus Himself said to Nathanael: Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee (John 1:48). So all this being said, I have no problem believing that the scripture quoted above is true. However, there are those versions that have a shorter reading of the above passage in that they have left out “which is in heaven.” Again, I believe that the KJV as well as the 1599 Geneva, NKJV, ASV, HNV, MKJV, UKJV, Darby, Young's, and Webster's bible have the correct wording.


  • No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. (NASB)
  • No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man. (NIV)
  • No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.(ESV)
  • No one has ascended into heaven except the One who descended from heaven -- the Son of Man. (HCSB)


Mark 1:40-41 
Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, "If You are willing, You can make me clean." Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, "I am willing; be cleansed." (Mark 1:40-41)
Here we have our Savior Jesus showing love and compassion to the Leper. The 1599 Geneva and all the modern versions I checked use the word “compassion” or “pity” for the feeling that Jesus had for the leper except for the NIV that says that Jesus was “indignant” which is to show anger. What is interesting however, is that the NIV uses this same word everywhere else as having compassion or pity. This is poor scripture translating at work.

  • Jesus was indignant. He reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" (Mark 1:41 NIV)​


1 Timothy 3:16

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. (1 Timothy 3:16)
Here in this passage we have an affirmation of the truth of the Gospel that the Word (Jesus) which was God became flesh and dwelt among us (see John 1:14). The other translations quoted below fall short to point out this truth by using the word “He” instead of “God.” Yes it is true that one can come to the conclusion that these other versions are referring to Jesus Himself by what fallows, but they fail to hit home the fact that He is God in the flesh. Other bible versions that do include “God” are the 1599 Geneva, NKJV, YLT, DBY, Webster’s and HNV.


  • Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. (NIV)
  • Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. (ESV)
  • And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.  (HCSB)
  • By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory. (NASB)
  • Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. (RSV)
  • And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the spirit, Seen of angels, Preached among the nations, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. (ASV)


Romans 16:1
I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also. (Romans 16:1-2)
It is interesting that the bible passages listed below would actually use the words deacon, deaconess (Greek word diakonos) or minister (which appears as if Phebe, a sister in Christ is a leader in the church) instead of a more understandable word such as (1)servant which is used in some other passages of the bible. It is clear from scripture that a deacon is not a pastor or teacher in the church nor are they an Elder or Overseer, but instead are simply one who is chosen to serve in the church in one capacity or another. A good example of this would be the disciple Stephen who was chosen to be a helper in the church at Jerusalem as declared in the book of Acts (2)chapter six. He was appointed as a (3)diakonéō to serve tables in the church fellowship with seven others as well. We can see this truth in Peters own statement in this same chapter. For he, being an Elder said that it would not be proper that he should leave the teaching of God’s word and serve tables. So again, we see that the position of a deacon does not indicate one who is a church leader. Other versions that support the KJV are, the 1599 Geneva, NKJV, ESV, HCSB, NASB as well as a few others. Therefore, these verses listed below should not be used as some sort of proof texts to show that a woman can have a leadership possession in the church.


  • I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. (Romans 16:1 NIV)
  • I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. (Romans 16:1 NLT)
  • I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cen'chre-ae, (Romans 16:1 RSV)
  • But I commend to you Phoebe, our sister, who is minister of the assembly which is in Cenchrea; (Romans 16:1 DBY)



Reference notes:


  1. diákonos, dee-ak'-on-os; probably from an obsolete διάκω diákō (to run on errands; compare G1377); an attendant, i.e. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties);
  2. And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. (Acts 6:1-6)
  3. diakonéō, dee-ak-on-eh'-o; from G1249; to be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend ​


1 John 5:7-8
For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. (1 John 5:7-8)
Here we have the three witnesses in heaven and on earth that’s mentioned in the word of God above. However, more modern versions (those after the year 1900) cut these two verses down to size, removing the Three Witness in heaven in verse 7. Some of the more modern version that have made the cut are listed below. However, some of those bibles versions that are in keeping with the KJV are the 1599 Geneva, YLT, and the KJ3. 


  • For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. (NIV)
  • For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. ESV)
  • For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water, and the blood -- and these three are in agreement. (HCSB)
  • For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. (NASB)
  • For there are three that testify, the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three are in agreement. (NET)



1 Thessalonians 4:3-6
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-6)
In the KJV bible, the word vessel in the passage above is in reference to a husband finding sexual satisfaction in his (1)own wife (a vessel) and not in another man’s wife (see commentators below). He is to (2)possess or “acquire” his own wife. For we can see also from God’s word that a (3)vessel is referring to one that is to be used by another. We can see this to be true in (4)passages such as 2 Timothy 2:21 as well as in Acts 9:13-15 where we as Christians are to be vessels, useful for God’s good will and purpose. Also, in 1 Peter we see the word (5)vessel again being used, this time to describe a man’s wife as being the weaker (vessel) of the two. But if you read these newer bible versions, they take the word vessel and change it into the word “body” which makes it in reference to our own bodies and not to someone else’s (such as the wife mentioned above). What is also worth noting, there is a (6)Greek word for “body” in the bible that’s not the same Greek word as vessel. We must consider to be true to God’s intended words and not just insert our own. For by changing one of them, it can change the whole meaning of the passage itself. Below are those other versions that change the word ‘vessel” into the word ‘body.” It is worth noting that the RSV quotes the passage above as: “that each one of you know how to take a wife for himself in holiness and honor.” Also, what is interesting is the side notes of some of the other versions listed below which read: NLT: will know how to take a wife for himself; or will learn to live with his own wife, the NIV: learn to live with your own wife; or learn to acquire a wife, the ESV: how to take a wife for himself, and the HCSB: to acquire his own wife. The proof is in the pudding.


Jamieson, Fausset & Brown :: Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 


  • For--enforcing the assertion that his "commandments" were "by (the authority of) the Lord Jesus" (1Th 4:2). Since "this is the will of God," let it be your will also. 
  • Fornication--not regarded as a sin at all among the heathen, and so needing the more to be denounced (Ac 15:20).

  • How to possess his vessel--rather as Greek, "how to acquire (get for himself) his own vessel," that is, that each should have his own wife so as to avoid fornication ( 1Th 4:3 1Cr 7:2 ). The emphatical position of "his own" in the Greek, and the use of "vessel" for wife, in 1Pe 3:7, and in common Jewish phraseology, and the correct translation "acquire," all justify this rendering.

  • In sanctification-- ( Rom 6:19 1Cr 6:15, 18 ). Thus, "his own" stands in opposition to dishonoring his brother by lusting after his wife ( 1Th 4:6 ).

  • Honour-- ( Hbr 13:4 ) contrasted with "dishonor their own bodies" ( Rom 1:24 ). 

  • In the lust--Greek, "passion"; which implies that such a one is unconsciously the passive slave of lust.

  • Which know not God--and so know no better. Ignorance of true religion is the parent of unchastity ( Eph 4:18, 19 ). A people's morals are like the objects of their worship ( Deu 7:26 Psa 115:8 Rom 1:23, 24 ). 

  • Go beyond--transgress the bounds of rectitude in respect to his "brother."
  • Defraud--"overreach" [ALFORD]; "take advantage of" [EDMUNDS].

  • In any matter--rather as Greek, "in the matter"; a decorous expression for the matter now in question; the conjugal honor of his neighbor as a husband, 1Th 4:4; 1Th 4:7 also confirms this view; the word "brother" enhances the enormity of the crime. It is your brother whom you wrong (compare Pro 6:27 33).

  • The Lord--the coming Judge ( 2Th 1:7, 8 ).

  • Avenger--the Righter.

  • Of all such--Greek, "concerning all these things;" in all such cases of wrongs against a neighbor's conjugal honor.


John Wesley's Notes on the Bible on 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6

  • Verse 3. Sanctification - Entire holiness of heart and life: particular branches of it are subjoined. That ye abstain from fornication - A beautiful transition from sanctification to a single branch of the contrary; and this shows that nothing is so seemingly distant, or below our thoughts, but we have need to guard against it.
  • Verse 4. That every one know - For this requires knowledge, as well as chastity. To possess his vessel - His wife. In sanctification and honour - So as neither to dishonour God or himself, nor to obstruct, but further, holiness; remembering, marriage is not designed to inflame, but to conquer, natural desires.
  • Verse 5. Not in passionate desire - Which had no place in man when in a state of innocence. Who know not God - And so may naturally seek happiness in a creature. What seemingly accidental words slide in; and yet how fine, and how vastly important!
  • Verse 6. In this matter - By violating his bed. The things forbidden, here are three: fornication, ver. 3; the passion of desire, or inordinate affection in the married state, ver. 5; and the breach of the marriage contract.


Gaebelein's Annoted Bible

  • No circumstances or position can make the believer secure against these things, without exercise of conscience and self-judgment, and hence these solemn admonitions from the Lord. Each was to possess his own vessel (his own wife) in sanctification and honor, this would be a safe-guard against the numerous immoralities practised among the heathen. If in this matter any one overstepped the rights of another and thus wronged his brother by committing adultery, the Lord would be the avenger; it would be a complete disregard of God who has not called His people to uncleanness, but unto sanctification, to be separated from all these things. Needful were these exhortations for the Thessalonians as they are still to all of us.


  1. (a) Drink waters from your vessels and from the fountains of your spring. Do not let the waters from your fountain be spilled by you,
    But let your waters pass through your wide places; let them be only for you, and let no stranger partake with you; let the fountain of your water be for you alone, and rejoice together with the wife of your youth. Let your loving deer and graceful colt keep company with you, and let her alone go before you and be with you at all times; for in living with her love, you will be great. (Proverbs 5:15-19 Sept.) (b)Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. (1 Corinthians 7:2-5 KJV)
  2. Possess: ktáomai, ktah'-om-ahee; a primary verb; to get, i.e. acquire (by any means; own):—obtain, possess, provide, purchase. (Strong’s Concordance # G2932)
  3. Vessel: skeûos, skyoo'-os; of uncertain affinity; a vessel, implement, equipment or apparatus (literally or figuratively [specially, a wife as contributing to the usefulness of the husband]):—goods, sail, stuff, vessel (Strong’s Concordance # G4632)
  4. (a) But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. (2 Timothy 2:20-21 KJV) (b) Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: (Acts 9:13-15)
  5. Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; ... Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1 Peter 3:1, 7)
  6. Body: sōma, so'-mah; from G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively:—bodily, body, slave.


Other Translations:

  • Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor-- not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways. (1 Thessalonians 4:4-5 NLT)
  • It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 NIV)
  • For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV)
  • For this is God's will, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality, so that each of you knows how to control his own body in sanctification and honor, not with lustful desires, like the Gentiles who don't know God. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 HCSB)
  • For this is God's will: that you become holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality, that each of you know how to possess his own body in holiness and honor, not in lustful passion like the Gentiles who do not know God. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 NET)
  • For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in the passion of lust, even as the Gentiles who know not God; (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ASV)


 Forever, O Lord, Your word continues in heaven. (Psalms 118:89 Septuagint)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my paths. (Psalm 118:105 Sept.)

(PRAY THAT GOD'S WORD WOULD BE MADE KNOWN)

And the Authorized New Testament